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    The Finest Certified Texas Half Dollar
    1936 MS69

    1936 50C Texas MS69 NGC. This is the only MS69 Texas half dollar that NGC has certified, regardless of issue, and the present offering is the first time we have handled the coin. PCGS has never graded a Texas finer than MS68, so this single coin is the finest certified example of the series. A complete set of Texas half dollars includes 13 coins, beginning with 1934, and including three coins of 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1938, struck at the three different mints. Every other issue in the series is available in MS68, and the complete collection would make an incredible display.
    The Texas Centennial half dollars were struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Texas Independence, bearing the phrase Remember the Alamo. Although the series began in 1934, this 1936 issue is the true 100th anniversary coin of the 1836 Independence, following the Texas War of Independence that culminated in the Battle of San Jacinto. General Sam Houston and his army achieved victory at San Jacinto in just 18 minutes against General Santa Anna and the Mexican Army. The half dollar series continued long enough that "many hobbyists were quite prepared to forget the Alamo," according to www.coinsite.com.
    This specimen is sensational. With a strong glass we are unable to find any marks on either side. Both sides are highly lustrous with soft, frosty surfaces. Rich cherry-red and lemon-gold toning provide plenty of eye appeal to this sharply struck Superb Gem. Census: 1 in 69, 0 finer (11/09).(Registry values: N1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# BYJE, PCGS# 9386)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
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